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Posted: May 26, 2023

Metal Construction Association Announces New Membership Class For Brands

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced a new membership class for subsidiary brands or divisions of a parent company. This membership class allows companies with multiple subsidiaries or divisions, to have each brand recognized as an MCA member at a reduced rate. The new structure is designed to ensure that all member companies and their brands can be represented and acknowledged equitably.

Posted: May 26, 2023

Airolite Expands Stationary Louver Line With Two New Models

Schofield, WI - Airolite has expanded its stationary louver line with the introduction of two new extruded aluminum models that protect air intake and exhaust openings in exterior walls. Louver type K604 featuring a 4-inch frame depth and louver type K606 featuring a 6-inch frame depth are extruded aluminum stationary louvers ideal for applications requiring intake and exhaust ventilation with moderate protection against water penetration.

Posted: May 25, 2023

Roofing Experts Urge Homeowners To Ask The Right Questions Before Replacing Their Roof

Portland, OR – Spring is the time many homeowners evaluate the condition of their home and ask themselves the dreaded question: Is it time for a roof replacement? Because a new roof is a significant investment, leading organizations like the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) say it pays to ask tough questions of your installer before signing on the dotted line.

Posted: May 24, 2023

AISI Presents 2023 Market Development Awards

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) presented two awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the competitive use of steel in the marketplace — specifically in the construction market.

Posted: May 23, 2023

ATAS Announces Sales Professionals Of The Year For 2022

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has named Jim Luster, CSI, Mike Krahling, CSI, and Jon Loftus as the 2022 recipients of the annual Malan S. Parker Award, which recognizes the top ATAS sales professionals each year.

Posted: May 22, 2023

Norbec Announces Plans For New Plant In Ontario

Boucherville, Quebec – Norbec, a leading manufacturer of insulated metal panels and walk-in coolers and freezers since 1982, is pleased to announce that it is investing $45 million to build a state-of-the-art production plant in Strathroy, Ontario. Along with existing plants in Boucherville and Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, this new facility will enable Norbec to expand its range of products used in all types of architectural, commercial and industrial applications. The project will break ground on June 6, 2023, with the new plant slated to be fully operational in the summer of 2024.

Posted: May 19, 2023

Metal Construction Association Names New Board Member

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced industry veteran Ken McLauchlan has been appointed as a director on the board. McLauchlan, who is vice president of architectural sales at Metal Forming, LLC in Peachtree, Georgia, was appointed to fill a vacancy. His term will expire in 2026 at which time he will be eligible for reelection.

Posted: May 17, 2023

Construction Employment Increases In 72% Of Metro Areas In March

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased in 259, or 72 percent, of 358 metro areas between March 2022 and March 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials said expanding manufacturing construction was helping drive demand for new workers in many parts of the country.

Posted: May 16, 2023

Flex-Ability Concepts Introduces Snap Lock Bridging For Steel Studs

Oklahoma City, OK - Bridging between studs is necessary when framing a wall to prevent twisting and buckling, and conventional methods come with a certain level of frustration. In response, Flex-Ability Concepts has released Snap Lock, a new bridging bar, for an easier and faster way to snap studs into place.

Posted: May 15, 2023

Bradbury Group Employees Complete Leadership Development Program

Moundridge, KS — Over the last year, participants from The Bradbury Group have completed the leadership development program. Throughout each class, participants were challenged with learning the philosophy of leadership and how they can grow both professionally and personally. The skills they have gathered will be directly related to The Bradbury Group's Vision, Mission and Values & Beliefs.

Posted: May 12, 2023

American Buildings Honors Builders For Excellence In Design

Charlotte, NC - American Buildings has announced the winners of its 2023 Excellence in Design Awards. The competition is designed to highlight the diverse application and expansion of the metal building construction industry. Each project showcases new designs that illustrate innovative metal system construction. The Building Of The Year was awarded to Cornice Construction LLC for the Ryerson Steel facility in Centralia, WA.

Posted: May 11, 2023

METALCON Names 14 To 2023 Advisory Council

Newton, MA — METALCON, the metal construction industry’s only global event for metal construction and design products, introduces its 2023 advisory council to help shape the educational programming for the show, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction and design industry and its major attendee groups.

Posted: May 11, 2023

Polyvision Taps Vermoote As New Sales Director For APAC

Atlanta, GA - Polyvision Corporation, a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of CeramicSteel, collaborative writing products and architectural panels for interior and exterior cladding, announces the appointment of Silvie Vermoote as the new Sales Director for APAC.

Posted: May 10, 2023

Robin Thompson Joins Petersen As Pacific Northwest Sales Manager

Elk Grove Village, IL - Petersen announces that Robin Thompson is now the Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager for its PAC-CLAD brand of architectural metal cladding systems. Thompson assumes the role effective immediately for Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, Northern California, Wyoming, Utah and Alaska.

Posted: May 09, 2023

Laminators Incorporated Launches New Website

Hatfield, PA – Laminators Incorporated has announced the launch of their new website, featuring a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about the company's products, systems, and services.

Posted: May 08, 2023

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Down In April

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its April 2023 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 47.0, a decrease from the March index of 50.3.

Posted: May 05, 2023

MCA Offering Membership Discounts To METALCON Exhibitors

Chicago, IL — As a co-partner of METALCON, the Metal Construction Association(MCA) is offering an incentive to exhibitors to join the association. Companies who exhibit at 2023 METALCON will receive a 50% discount on their first year of membership when they join MCA. In addition, MCA members who sign up to exhibit at METALCON receive a deduction of $4 per square foot on their 2023 booth space. Existing exhibitors who join MCA receive the show floor discount at the 2024 show in Atlanta and at all future shows as long as they maintain an active membership.

Posted: May 05, 2023

BlueScope Buildings North America Announces Partnership With The American Institute Of Architects

Kansas City, MO – BlueScope Buildings North America (BBNA), a leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered buildings in the industrial, commercial and community segments, has joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as a Collaboration Partner. Rooted in both businesses’ recognition that working together can accelerate awareness of the value engineered buildings offer, architects and the steel industry together can shape the future of our communities while enhancing productivity, adaptability and sustainability within the built environment.

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